Public Lands Official Says Shut Down Not Hampering Grazers


The government shut down is having an impact on several areas and agencies. Public Lands Council Executive Director Dustin Van Liew says while the gridlock they’ve normally seen in Congress causes delays in moving legislation, the shut down has brought it totally to a halt.

Van Liew says the shut down has not stopped landowners from grazing on federal lands as long as they’re operating within their permits but is has hampered communications between them and federal officials. He says landowners can contact their office at the Public Lands Council for help if need be.

You can contact them at public lands council.org or phone them at 202 -347—0028.

Recent Headlines

in Local

Northwest Iowa Town Finds Radon Problem


Akron, in northwest Iowa has a large numbers of homes with a radon problem.

in Local

Nebraska Innovation Campus Primed for Growth

business briefcase

Nebraska Innovation campus is open, and looking for partners.

in Local

Nebraska Senator Deb Fischer Cautious with TPP

2014 Fischer Official Photo

Nebraska Senator Deb Fischer says she is studying the effects of TPP on the state.

in Local

Iowa DNR Officers to get Assault Rifles

emergency lights

Iowa DNR officers are training to carry assault rifles.

in National

There’s ‘wiggle room’ on rate hike timing


A top Federal Reserve official who has long wanted the U.S. central bank to wait until next year to raise rates signaled on Monday that he could be persuaded to support a rate hike this year, so long as the increases are gradual.